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Denise Brogan-Kator's MyC-SPAN

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    Governor Chris Christie Presidential Campaign Announcement

    Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) announced his intention to seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. He made the announcement at his alma mater, Livingston High School.

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    U.S.-Brazil Relations

    President Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff held a joint news conference following a meeting in the Oval Office. In addition to issues of U.S.-Brazilian relations, President Obama addressed questions on the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran and a string of positive moments for his presidential legacy over the prior week.

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    Civil War History and the Confederate Flag

    Author Gary Gallagher talked about the causes of the Civil War and how perceptions of that conflict was affecting public reaction to displays of the Confederate battle flag.

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    Dr. Ben Carson at National Sheriffs' Association Conference

    Dr. Ben Carson, a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, spoke about community policing, investing in U.S. cities, mental health care, immigration, border security, and counter-terrorism.

    This was part of a Presidential Forum at the National Sheriffs' Association’s 75th Anniversary Conference and Exhibition, held at the Hilton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore.

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    Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

    Legal experts analyzed the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges that the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and recognize marriages from other states. 

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    Government Debt in Greece and Puerto Rico

    Panelists talked about the debt crises in Greece and Puerto Ricoand the effects they could have on the Eurozone and the U.S. economies. Though the countries face similar economic challenges, the panelists noted how Greece’s position as a sovereign state and Puerto Rico’s position as a U.S. territory would affect their outcomes. Financial consultant Bert Ely predicted that Greece would leave the Eurozone and eventually be forced to leave the European Union. Panelists agreed that Congress needs to take a more active role in finding a solution for Puerto Rico’s crisis

    “A Tale of Two Debt Crises: Is Puerto Rico America’s Greece?” was held at the American Enterprise Institute.

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    K-12 Education

    Three education policy experts talked about the Friedman Foundation’s “Schooling of America Survey” on the state of K-12 education.

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    Jeb Bush Remarks in Columbia, South Carolina

    Former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL), 2016 Republican presidential candidate, spoke to employees at Nephron Pharmaceutical Company in West Columbia, South Carolina. He then responded to questions from the press.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues. He said that the nuclear talks with Iran would be extended beyond the June 30, 2015, deadline and talked about the Greek debt crisis and Puerto Rico’s acknowledgement that it would be unable to repay its debt. Other topics included the expiring charter of the Export-Import Bank, and the Supreme Court’s Environmental Protection Agency ruling.